The highs and lows of HKU’s ‘hall education’

Exhausted after a long day of lectures and tutorials, hall residents at the University of Hong Kong trudge up the stairs back to their respective halls. After greeting the receptionist in the lobby they head up to their rooms where they are warmly welcomed back home by their floormates. This place is not merely a […]

10 Things All Freshmen Want To Know

Attention, freshmen! Here are some advice for you to navigate through life at HKU.   Work-life Balance Jump out of your comfort zone. Be open-minded and join activities. There are about 130 student organizations affiliated to HKU Student Union (HKUSU). Also, don’t limit yourself to your comfort zone and explore new areas that may surprise […]

Over thousands gather to protect HKU’s academic autonomy

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union and concern groups held a public assembly at Sun Yat-sen Park on Friday evening in protest against HKU’s declining academic autonomy. The assembly garnered over a thousand participants and was held in response to HKU Council’s rejection of Professor Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor, which the concern groups perceive as […]

Thousands march at HKU in a fight for academic autonomy

Thousands march at HKU in a fight for academic autonomy

An estimated 2,000 students and professors gathered at the University of Hong Kong on October 6, for a silent march protesting against the loss of academic autonomy in the university. Dressed in academic gowns or black clothing, the crowd silently marched from the Visitor’s Center on Centennial Campus to Sun Yat-sen Place on Main Campus. […]

Changes in the approval method for common core courses

Starting from the first semester of the academic year 2015-2016, the Common Core course approval method has been changed from an auto-ballot system to a first-come-first-serve basis. This is the first change in the Common Core course approval system since the establishment of the Common Core Curriculum in the University of Hong Kong in 2012. […]

HKU falls in the 2015 QS World University Ranking

In early September, the QS World University Rankings for the academic year 2015-2016 were released, with the University of Hong Kong ranking at 30th–a slight drop from its position at 28th last year. According to the newly published rankings, the Chinese University of Hong Kong also dropped from 46th to 51st this year. Meanwhile, City […]

1 6 7 8